Episode 113 – “A” is for A-wing

It’s episode 113 of Children of the Force!

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NEWS [3:20]

We discuss news of The Mandalorian and talk about these photos Jon Favreau posted on Instagram:

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The blaster from the Holiday Special (above) sure looks like whatever the Mandalorian is using (below).

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And dare we hope for Willow Hood?

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We do. We dare.

We also talk about Alphabet Squadron. The name is ridiculous, but the concept sounds cool.

And we touch on the Chuck Wendig firing from Marvel. It’s not a good thing. We don’t like it. We don’t agree with it. We don’t accept it. Chuck deserves better and Marvel Star Wars readers deserve better.

In better news, Kathleen Kennedy will be heading up Lucasfilm for another three years!

And we talk the beginning of Star Wars: Resistance. Verdict: We like it quite a bit!

CANON NEWS [40:10]

Whose idea was it to hire someone to rob the Conveyex?

Also, those animals in the glass cases in Dryden’s office? They’re … alive?

Lando mispronounces Han the same way Han mispronounces Sabbac.

JOKE [44:50]

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Dryden.

Q&A COUNCIL [46:25]

Who do you want to see in Resistance?

STUMP THE LUMP [50:30]

What food does Dryden Vos offer Beckett’s crew?

OUTRO [53:05]

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Episode 112 – Return of the Children of the Force

It’s episode 112 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [3:40]

I’m wearing these sweet Inkkas shoes nowadays at school.

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Liam and I finished Jason Fry’s Servants of the Empire series and strongly recommend it. And now we’re reading Chewbacca and the Forest of Fear, which is significantly sillier.

And as I write this, we just picked up Solo at Target. Looking forward to diving into the special features … and eventually watching the movie again!

NEWS[8:15]

Gary Kurtz, one of the fathers of the Force, has passed away.

Matt Smith and Dominic Monaghan have been added to the cast of Episode IX.

A new Resistance video: Meet the Aces. I mistakenly said this was the Team Fireball video in the podcast. Anyway, looks cool!

Check out Smuggler’s Guide by Dan Brooks:
http://www.jedinews.co.uk/literature/articles/new-star-wars-smugglers-guide-coming-october-30/

We talk about what Bob Iger said about Solo and the future rate of Star Wars movies in a Hollywood Reporter interview (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bob-iger-disneys-streaming-service-james-gunn-star-wars-slowdown-1145493):

I made the timing decision, and as I look back, I think the mistake that I made — I take the blame — was a little too much, too fast. You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn’t mean we’re not gonna make films. J.J. [Abrams] is busy making [Episode] IX. We have creative entities, including [Game of Thrones creators David] Benioff and [D.B.] Weiss, who are developing sagas of their own, which we haven’t been specific about. And we are just at the point where we’re gonna start making decisions about what comes next after J.J.’s. But I think we’re gonna be a little bit more careful about volume and timing. And the buck stops here on that.”

CANON NEWS [26:00]

What’s the name of that Wookiee on Kessel?
On what planet did Lando lose the Falcon to Han?
What are those weapons Dryden Vos uses?

OUTRO [37:00]

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Episode 111 – Kelly Marie Tran, Resistance, Origami Yoda

It’s episode 111 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [0:35]

Liam (and Anna) has been loving Tom Angleberger’s Origami Yoda series. Liam tells us ALL ABOUT IT.

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We had ice cream with listener and Patreon supporter, Michal Schik.

We’ve been watching Rebels with friends.

NEWS [10:20]

First off, we read and discuss that remarkable Kelly Marie Tran piece in the New York Times. Give it a read here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/movies/kelly-marie-tran.html

Then we discuss the new Resistance promo. Give it a watch here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH_Ws7sA468

We also discuss the enormous price tag on Jon Favreau’s upcoming Star Wars television series.

CANON NEWS [44:25]

What did Vader know about Palpatine’s pre-Order 66 machinations and when did he know it? We find out a bit in Thrawn: Alliances.

JOKE [49:20]

We got some pretty bad Thrawn jokes for ya.

OUTRO [52:55]

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Episode 110 – Clone Wars Returns, Episode IX Cast, Oscar Isaac Singing

It’s episode 110 of Children of the Force!

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First, Oscar Isaac serenades us with a Star Wars song.

STAR WARSY STUFF [3:40]

I finished Most Wanted and started on Thrawn: Alliances.

NEWS [10:40]

We dissect the Episode IX cast announcement.

…and the new season of Clone Wars!

We also discuss the new books that are on their way, including Queen’s Shadow and Master and Apprentice!


CANON NEWS [45:00]

Han and Qi’ra had been off Corellia before.
Vader and the Emperor are aware of the Bendu, via Thrawn.
Stormtroopers have rank designations, but they’re white on white.
Black Squadron were out trying to find allies during the events of The Last Jedi. |

Q&A COUNCIL [49:30]

What do you want to see in the 12-episode season of The Clone Wars? Let us know via any of the ways below!

OUTRO [55:00]

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Episode 109 – VR, Lando, Empathy, Etc.

It’s episode 109 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [1:30]

We listen to Nick from London’s review of Solo and talk about the Star Wars VR things we’ve done and will do in the near future!

NEWS [29:00]

Is a certain someone coming back to Star Wars in Episode IX?

CANON NEWS [35:15]

We find out that these horrible people in Solo have problems of their own.

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Q&A COUNCIL [45:00]

If you could bring any living character into Episode IX, who would it be?

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Episode 108 – The Good, the Bad and the Savareen

It’s episode #108 of Children of the Force!

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We start the show off by announcing the winner of the signed copy of Ashley Eckstein’s It’s Your Universe.

STAR WARSY STUFF [7:15]

Liam’s been playing Battlefront, the first. I’ve been playing Battlefront II again.

We saw Solo again. I have some thoughts about Enfys Nest’s theme and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. I make a mashup called The Good, the Bad and the Savareen (renamed after this episode was recorded).

Check out the video I made:

WHAT’S THAT SOUND? [16:55]

How did Ben Burtt make the sound for the Millennium Falcon?

NEWS [23:20]

Solo isn’t making as much money as projected. We talk about why that matters. Spoiler: It’s not the money.

In a year and a half, we’re told that there will be a single-player Star Wars video game: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. I’ll believe it when I see it. And I’m hoping it’s not just a lightsaber game.

The Poe comic is ending.

And some people are not nice on the internet.

CANON NEWS [50:20]

What’s the deal with Han’s dice?

JOKE [53:10]

What did Kylo Ren say when Hux asked him if he turned up any rebels in the base on Crait?

STUMP THE LUMP! [54:20]

What type of Alien is Rio Durant?
What instrument does Beckett say he’s going to learn to play?

OUTRO [57:15]

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Episode 107 – Solo: An Episode of Initial Thoughts

It’s episode 107 of Children of the Force! And we’re talking all about Solo, including SPOILERS!

TURN BACK IF YOU HAVNE’T SEEN IT YET!

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We do a super quick pre-game prediction and then you get our in-the-car-right-after-the-movie reaction to Solo!

Bonus: A couple post-show pictures.

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